Sep"a*ra`tor (?), n. [L.]

One who, or that which, separates.

Specifically: (a) Steam Boilers

A device for depriving steam of particles of water mixed with it

. (b) Mining

An apparatus for sorting pulverized ores into grades, or separating them from gangue

. (c) Weaving

An instrument used for spreading apart the threads of the warp in the loom, etc.

 

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